Library Technology Guides

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June 26, 2006

Infor Library and Information Solutions Extensity announces ERM Product. Extensity announced the development of its Electronic Resources Management System product that will be available for release in the first quarter of 2007. The ERMS product will enable libraries to efficiently manage the life cycle of their electronic resources such as selection, evaluation, purchase, description, maintenance, renewal, cancellation and access management. With its ERMS, Extensity expands its service offerings to include the management of e-journals, e-packages, e-books, full text databases, Web sites and more. [Full Announcement].

June 19, 2006

Infor Library and Information Solutions Extensity announces general availability of Vlink 2.0. Extensity announced the general availability of version 2.0 of its Vlink OpenURL Resolver. Vlink, a member of Extensity''s Vubis Smart product suite, enables the creation of dynamic and context-sensitive links on the basis of a wide-array of library definable parameters and settings. [Full Announcement].

June 12, 2006

Infor Library and Information Solutions Lewis and Clark Library Selects Vubis Smart. Extensity announced that the Lewis and Clark Library, located in the City of Helena, Montana, has selected Extensity''s Vubis Smart library automation system. [Full Announcement].

April 27, 2006

Infor Library and Information Solutions Niagara Falls Public Library Selects Vubis Smart. Extensity announced that the Niagara Falls Public Library, located in the City of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, has selected Extensity''s Vubis Smart library automation system. [Full Announcement].

March 29, 2006

Infor Library and Information Solutions Amsterdam Public Library goes live with Vubis Smart. On March 13, 2006, the Amsterdam Public Library successfully switched to its new Vubis Smart automation system. [Full Announcement].

March 14, 2006

Infor Library and Information Solutions Golden Gate Capital completes acquisition of Geac Computer Corporation for US$1 Billion, cash price of US$11.10 per share. Geac Computer Corporation Limited announced that the Plan of Arrangement has been completed and all of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company have been acquired pursuant thereto by Golden Gate Capital in an all-cash transaction valued at US$11.10 per share, or approximately US$1.0 billion. [Full Announcement].

January 30, 2006

Infor Library and Information Solutions Ontario Superior Court issues final order relating to Geac. Geac announced that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has issued the final order approving the Plan of Arrangement pursuant to which affiliates of Golden Gate Capital will acquire all of the shares of Geac.Under the terms of the Arrangement, Geac shareholders will receive U.S.$11.10 in cash for each common share of Geac. The transaction is expected to close on or before March 16, 2006 following the completion of the syndication of the firmly committed debt financing. [Full Announcement].

January 26, 2006

Infor Library and Information Solutions Geac Integrates MOM Book Cover Functionality within Vubis Smart at Theek 5. Website visitors of Theek 5, a library service for five communities in the province of Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands, can now instantly view book covers in the Web OPAC search results. [Full Announcement].

January 23, 2006

Infor Library and Information Solutions Jeffersonville Township Public Library selects Vubis Smart. Jeffersonville Township Public Library in Indiana recently selected the Vubis Smart library automation system from Geac. [Full Announcement].

January 09, 2006

Infor Library and Information Solutions Westmount Public Library selects Vubis Smart. Geac announced that the Westmount Public Library, located in the City of Westmount in Quebec, Canada, has selected Geac''s Vubis Smart library automation system. [Full Announcement].

January 04, 2006

Infor Library and Information Solutions Geac Computer Corporation Announces Early-Termination of Hart-Scott-Rodino Act waiting period in connection with Golden Gate Capital transaction. Geac announced the early termination of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 in connection with its proposed sale to Golden Gate Capital under the arrangement agreement entered into November 6, 2005 between Geac and certain affiliated entities of Golden Gate. [Full Announcement].

December 09, 2005

Infor Library and Information Solutions Geac releases Version 2.4.1 of its Vubis Smart library automation system. Vubis Smart version 2.4.1 has been released for general availability. With release 2.4.1 Geac dramatically extends the capabilities of Vubis Smart, offering libraries, archives and museums additional tools to streamline information management and to provide new and exciting services to patrons. [Full Announcement].

December 07, 2005

Infor Library and Information Solutions Geac Announces Fiscal Year 2006 second quarter results. Geac Computer Corporation Limited announced its second quarter financial results for the quarter ended October 31, 2005. [Full Announcement].

December 01, 2005

Infor Library and Information Solutions Geac Library Solutions reaches significant milestone with over 200 Sales of its Vubis Smart Information Management System to date. Geac Library Solutions announced it has exceeded 200 sales of Vubis Smart, the company’s flagship information management system. Over 597 libraries worldwide now use Vubis Smart, including 166 public, 13 academic, 2 museums and 31 special libraries. [Full Announcement].

November 22, 2005

Infor Library and Information Solutions The Danish National Library for the Blind selects Geac's Vubis Smart. Geac Libraries Division announced that The Danish National Library for the Blind has selected the Vubis Smart library automation system. [Full Announcement].

November 02, 2005

Infor Library and Information Solutions Geac announces support for electronic ID card for Vubis Smart. Geac announced that the Vubis Smart product now supports eIK, the electronic identity card that is currently being rolled out by the Belgian government to all Belgian citizens that are older than 12 years. [Full Announcement].

September 15, 2005

Infor Library and Information Solutions Geac announces extended support for Google Scholar through Vlink. Geac announced today that its Vlink product now fully supports Google Scholar, as it has been extended with a new set of capabilities, such as support for the Google Scholar XML API. [Full Announcement].

September 09, 2005

Infor Library and Information Solutions Geac announces fiscal year 2006 first quarter results. Net cash provided from operating activities was $7.9 million for the first quarter ended July 31, 2005, compared to $2.2 million for the first quarter of the prior year. In the Industry Specific Application (ISA) segment of the business, Geac Libraries announced in June that the County of Lambton in southwestern Ontario purchased Geac''s Vubis Smart library automation system. Adoption of Vubis Smart by Lambton County Library Services continues a pattern of steady growth in North America for Vubis Smart, Geac''s innovative, Web-based library management system. Essex Libraries Consortium, one of the United Kingdom''s largest library services and a key BT customer went live with Geac''s Vubis Smart in June. In addition we continue to evaluate a broad range of strategic alternatives, including prudent acquisitions, changes to our capital structure and discussions with third parties who have expressed an interest in acquiring the Company. [Full Announcement].

August 31, 2005

Infor Library and Information Solutions Eindhoven Public Library selects Geac Vubis Smart. Geac Libraries Division have won the contract with Einhoven Public Library to provide its Vubis Smart library automation system. [Full Announcement].

August 24, 2005

Infor Library and Information Solutions Swindon Borough Council Libraries select Vubis Smart. Geac announced that the Borough of Swindon, located in Wiltshire in England, has purchased Geacís Vubis Smart library and information management system. [Full Announcement].

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